InterContinental Presidente Mexico City
For breakfast, I recommend our new restaurant "Café Urbano", where you can enjoy a genuine concept while tasting original dishes. To get a better understanding of Mexican pre-Hispanic culture, I suggest you head to the Anthropology Museum, which is within a walking distance from the Hotel. Do not miss the Aztec, Mayan, and Toltec rooms, as well as some of the most impressive pieces like the Aztec Calendar and the statue of Tlaloc. Once you’re done visiting the museum, hop on the tourbus for your next stop, Chapultepec Castle. Aside from admiring its elegant architecture, you cannot leave without taking a picture of the magnificent view from this building located at the top a hill. Head next to La Condesa, a chic neighborhood with outdoor cafés and colorful parks where you can enjoy one of the many atmospheres our city has to offer.
Head next to the Historic Center, with a pit stop at the Angel of Independence square. Few people know that our city is actually sinking. Every 10 years a new one-foot-high step is added. You have several options for a truly memorable lunch, El Mayor with a terrace overlooking the Templo Mayor Aztec ruins; El Majestic, overseeing the city's main square, the Zocalo, and the National Palace; or the Casa de Las Sirenas, where you can see the architecture of the Cathedral. Then stroll around the corners of the Historic Center, we recommend walking about Madero, Tacuba, and 5 de Mayo avenue. Here you will appreciate the different construction styles that are part of our almost 700-hundred-year city.
I now suggest you visit Mexico's main opera house, Bellas Artes Palace. Its architecture is a masterpiece, both inside and out. The interiors are a beautiful blend of art deco and art nouveau styles. The construction began in 1910, but was interrupted soon after by the revolution, to be finally completed 34 years later. It houses impressive murals and temporary exhibits. Afterwards, I recommend you finish the day with a performance by Amalia Hernandez's folklore ballet, one of the most famous ballets in the world.
Amalia Hernandez Ballet
The Amalia Hernández ballet company has been showcasing the wide variety of Mexican folk dancing since 1959, and is enormously popular all around the world. You cannot miss their must-see show, running on Wednesdays and Sundays.
150 km from Mexico City, the city of Cholula is home to the church of the Virgin of the Eternal Redemption. It affords spectacular views as it stands on top of the largest pyramid in the world. After the Conquest, the Spanish built churches such as this one over all the ancient sites. You can explore the temple's catacombs and see the surviving ancient murals.
Host to two football World Cups, numerous performance artists and comfortably holding up to 105,000 people, the Aztec Stadium is an architectural marvel.
Dominating Mexico City's main square, the Cathedral of Mexico is an impressive sight. The oldest cathedral in the Americas that incorporates stones from nearby Aztec buildings. This majestic building has a Baroque style façade and 64 Neoclassical towers, holding 18 bells.